Relaxation Techniques to Help you Thrive - HP197

Our minds and bodies need rest and recovery breaks to allow us to relax and reduce the effects of stress. While everyone has days that are hectic and unfocused, consistently feeling stressed out, rushed, or on-the-go can have a detrimental impact on a person, increasing their risk of experiencing a serious physical concern.

This workshop will show participants how to make time to calm down and reduce stress, using both proactive and reactive relaxation techniques.

The facilitator of the session will be provided by UBC's Employee and Family Assistance Program provider, Shepell. This free workshop is available to all UBC staff, faculty, and students.

By the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the stress response and how it works;
  • Discuss the importance of managing stress for optimal health; and
  • Practice stress reducing exercises.